Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is a common condition impacting body builders. However, the causes of gynecomastia in body builders are often different than it is with other people. Bodybuilders have great physiques, so obesity isn't a causal factor like it is with other patients. As a result, removal of excess fat via liposuction isn't an effective approach.
Instead, many body builders develop gynecomastia as a result of taking steroids and other unregulated supplements. The use of steroids, along with the highly developed nature of chest muscles, increases the risk of bleeding.
In order to address these issues and ensure the highest level of safety, Dr. Gartside treats gynecomastia in body builders by removing breast gland tissue. The removal of the breast gland tissue prevents the recurrence of gynecomastia even if steroids are used in the future.
Dr. Gartside's body building patients experience beautiful results with gynecomastia surgery, and complications are very rare. If you feel like reducing your breast tissue will help provide the finishing touches on your chiseled physique, male breast reduction may be a great option for you.
Please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates using the form at the side of the page or call 703-742-8004 today to schedule your gynecomastia consultation. Dr. Roberta Gartside serves patients throughout the Washington DC area.